Wonder what the neighbors think? The mailperson (she's a very nice woman) stepped around it. It's not sun tea for sure. It's still so hot here, I decided to try putting water, vinegar and about 1.75 ozs. of Romney roving into this jumbo jar. Then I drizzled Violet, Cherry Red, and Salmon dyes into the jar. ("Violet", "Salmon" and"Cherry Red"-Jacquard dyes). The fiber went in dry so that it would absorb the dye unevenly.
This is what it looked like about six last night. I think I will use less water next time for more more uneven-ness. I haven't checked it this morning.
I loved knitting sock blanks that I dye. After the blank is soaked in Dawn and water, I squeeze it out, thread lace stretching wires through all four edges, then lay it out on plastic wrap. I apply the dye with 60 cc. syringes, then carefully mop up excess moisture with paper towels. Next I place a top layer of more plastic wrap on top, seal it up, fold it up and place on wrap in roaster oven that I have rigged up as a steamer.
Main color is Jacquard "Violet". The sidebars are ProChem "Key Lime" and "Apricot".
I think this one is going to be great fun to knit.
Dye Day: Part 2 coming soon. Lots of wacky rovings and a little silk, locks and Firestar to show you.
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.